Coronavirus: Navigating Anxious Times – Coping strategies to keep your anxiety above the curve.

Understandably, these are anxious times, as information about the coronavirus spreads throughout the U.S. and the world, people are experiencing varying degrees of worry and trepidation. Anxiety is often triggered by an event or situation that is inherently stressful, or has uncertainty attached to it.

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The Power of Mandalas

Learn why this expressive modality can have such a profound impact on affect regulation, while helping to keep clients in the optimum window of arousal.

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Getting Through the Holidays, Fruitcake, Mistletoe, Anxiety and Stress

Even though the malls pipe in holiday cheer, lights twinkle on houses, and TV ads depict families frolicking in the show, it’s important to keep in mind this can be a time of great ambivalence and emotional overwhelm for many people.

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Assessing for Family of Dysfunction Origin

In order to better understand clients’ destructive behaviors, distorted cognitions, or shame-based, negative affect, clinicians understand the importance of putting clients’ “symptoms” and struggles in a historical context. Learn three important trauma informed questions that will help to safely shed light on clients’ family-of-origin experiences.  

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Intellectualizations vs. Emotional Connection

Learn why many clients present trauma-based experiences with emotional detachment and the importance of not pathologizing this in treatment.

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Exploring the Healing Gifts of Nature’s Garden

There is a strong body of research confirming that direct contact with nature increases mental health and psychological and spiritual development. 

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Why you Should Integrate Spirituality into Psychotherapy

Many clients are afraid to openly process their anger towards God, a loss of faith, or disconnection from their childhood religious practices.

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Guilt vs. Shame: The Fundamental Differences

Understand the difference between guilt and shame.

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Announcing a New Location for The Ferentz Institute

We are excited to announce the relocation of The Ferentz Institute beginning this Fall semester!

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Unconditional Positive Regard & Pets for Clients With Trauma

Pets can bring an amazing reparative experience to clients who've endured trauma.

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